Program 2018



Getting started with Katana & 3Delight

Aghiles Kheffache (DNA Research), Jordan Thistlewood (Foundry)

If you’ve ever been curious about Katana and wanted to experience the toolset for yourself, this seminar, hosted by Foundry Senior Product Manager Jordan Thistlewood and CTO at DNA Research, Aghiles Kheffache, will show you how to get started, as well as demonstrate why Katana is the leading industry choice for look development and lighting.  

You’ll also learn why the new 3Delight renderer is the perfect compliment to Katana for your creative production needs.


Aghiles Kheffache

Aghiles Kheffache, CTO, DNA Research,

As CTO of DNA Research, Aghiles is responsible for the design and implementation of the 3Delight renderer.

Jordan Thistlewood

Jordan Thistlewood, Senior Product Manager, look development and lighting, Foundry,

About Jordan and Aghiles

Jordan is Foundry’s Senior Product Manager for look development and lighting. He’s worked in VFX and animation, and has a BFA in drama where he studied lighting design.

Foundry designs creative software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the design, visualization and entertainment industries. Our software advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders across the globe.


Foundry enables clients like Pixar, Mercedes-Benz, Google, ILM, Weta Digital, The Moving Picture Company and Sony Pictures Imageworks to turn incredible ideas into reality, by solving complex creative challenges.

Established in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with offices in Manchester and Austin.


FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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